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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (171 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Naomi Neale Narrator: Stephanie Brush Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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After a TV dinner explodes in her microwave, modern New York City girl Cathy Vorhees wakes up in 1959. Mortified to find herself living the life of uptight Cathy Voight, office tyrant and recipe creator, Cathy bravely tries to relax and enjoy my psychosis with the help of her nifty '50s flatmates Tilly and Miranda, who think she's suffered an electric shock.

More often, Cathy reacts like a movie heroine waking up next to a strange man with absolutely no memory of how... the knife sticking out of his chest got there. When she isn't expressing shock at all the pork products, fur coats, and sexual harassment in the workplace, she's trying to make a confidante out of hunky Hank, owner of her apartment building, and to find a way home.

While some of Cathy's actions are out of character for a savvy city girl (i.e., brainlessly blurting out future events like the Kennedy assassination to Hank), she's got an enjoyable, sarcastic narrative voice that carries readers from confusion and despair (why hadn't that microwave outright killed me?) to a You-go-girl! finale that's sure to please. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 1/25/2014

    " Surprisingly better than I expected. It isn't often one reads of a time-travel comedy back to the 1950's. One has to suspend disbelief a bit and also the author's a little heavy on the pop culture references, but otherwise I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi H | 1/3/2014

    " Completely a recreational read, but very funny. The premise - modern, ambitious, single woman transported back to 1959 - is a bit contrived but leads to some amusing situations and comparisons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/2/2014

    " Found this when I was looking for something to listen to on a long drive. I was surprised by how much I liked it. The main character is a self-centered, kind of clueless woman in advertizing in 2006 who is transported by an exploding microwave into 1959. I probably would have tossed it aside if I'd been reading it since the character was so frustrating but the actor/reader is superb. She kept me engaged and laughing. Time travel is always intriguing and the rest of the characters were great examples of '50s adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 12/16/2013

    " Chelsea lately's wit combined with Gary rosses' story telling abilities made Naomi Neale's 'I Went to Vassar For This?' one to remember. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hayes | 11/25/2013

    " Chick lit version of back to the future. Okay, but didn't keep me hooked to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dona | 11/24/2013

    " I'm always a pushover for anything relating to time travel which is what made me pick this book up. It was OK but poorly written as there were big gaps and questions left unanswered. For example, at the end, what happened to the person she replaced in the 1950's???????? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 11/18/2013

    " This read was hilarious!! Talk about a time warp.. and Hank? so dreamy. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Moses | 10/17/2013

    " It was a really entertaining and funny book. My one complaint was that the characters were a bit too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Lonzo | 9/10/2013

    " Put it on the beach book list.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Beyer | 6/9/2013

    " A good light read. Plus slang for oral sex from the 50's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/10/2013

    " If you don't take this book too seriously, it's really entertaining. It had plenty of laugh out loud moments and had a ton of current pop culture references. I really liked it, surprisingly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/26/2013

    " I would actually give this an it was ok+. It did have some fun moments but at the same time was so incredibly predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 10/25/2012

    " As I started reading, I had low expectations, but the story is so cute and silly that it won me over. The love story is charming and even though I guessed the ending, I still found myself crying as I finished. A quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/22/2012

    " When I started this book, I didn't think I would get through it, but once I got going, I really got into it. There were some funny laugh-out-loud moments, funny and charming. Probably because I was born in the 50's so I could relate. Thought the ending was predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 4/23/2012

    " Very cute, and outrageous story of time travel...now...then back to the 50's...great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/25/2012

    " Interesting story. So many cultural references that I wonder if somebody will be able to pick it up in ten years and even understand it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey Christman | 1/25/2012

    " Passes the time... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 6/22/2011

    " Up until more than half way through, the main character REALLY got on my nerves. I just wanted to tell her to shut up already. The ending was kind of flat, and the book on a whole was pretty predictable. Cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Munson | 5/13/2011

    " finished book #3 of vacation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/12/2011

    " This book had a slow start -- even for chick lit -- but it was entertaining, and there were some fun (if slightly unbalanced) activity at the end. The premise was interesting, and it wasn;t overdone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CherieLenore | 5/7/2011

    " This story was actually cute. Really good ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 4/4/2011

    " The premise was somewhat unrealistic, and the storyline and other elements were, at times, only adequate but this was an enjoyable book nonetheless. A "beach read". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 12/10/2010

    " Up until more than half way through, the main character REALLY got on my nerves. I just wanted to tell her to shut up already. The ending was kind of flat, and the book on a whole was pretty predictable. Cute. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilyandherlittlepinknotes | 8/9/2010

    " This novel it's good, fun, witty but I loved "Calendar Girl" sooo sooo much , "I went to Vassar for This?" doesn't belong in the same league, so I am disappointed.
    If you like this one make sure to check Calendar Girl, one of the best chick lits I read in the last 5 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/19/2009

    " This book had a slow start -- even for chick lit -- but it was entertaining, and there were some fun (if slightly unbalanced) activity at the end. The premise was interesting, and it wasn;t overdone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/15/2009

    " Interesting story. So many cultural references that I wonder if somebody will be able to pick it up in ten years and even understand it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi | 7/26/2008

    " Completely a recreational read, but very funny. The premise - modern, ambitious, single woman transported back to 1959 - is a bit contrived but leads to some amusing situations and comparisons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 5/22/2008

    " Very cute, and outrageous story of time travel...now...then back to the 50's...great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/6/2008

    " A fun book to read. Hard to put down because there was always some new dramatic event occuring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/15/2008

    " A good light read. Plus slang for oral sex from the 50's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 1/3/2008

    " Surprisingly better than I expected. It isn't often one reads of a time-travel comedy back to the 1950's. One has to suspend disbelief a bit and also the author's a little heavy on the pop culture references, but otherwise I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/4/2007

    " When I started this book, I didn't think I would get through it, but once I got going, I really got into it. There were some funny laugh-out-loud moments, funny and charming. Probably because I was born in the 50's so I could relate. <g> Thought the ending was predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/9/2007

    " If you don't take this book too seriously, it's really entertaining. It had plenty of laugh out loud moments and had a ton of current pop culture references. I really liked it, surprisingly. "

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